Introducing the Quadruple Bypass Burger: an 8,000 calorie monster

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 February 2014

How honest is honest? How about displaying your dead customer’s cremated remains as a reminder to others that your restaurant is indeed, unhealthy. That’s what ‘Heart Attack Grill’ owner, Jon Basso, did to show that there is no false marketing in his famous – and deadly – establishment. The Las Vegas restaurant is famous for its ‘Quadruple Bypass Burger’, an 8,000 calorie monster that’s equivalent to five days’ worth of food. In the last three years, two Heart Attack Grill spokesmen have already died while snacking on a burger.

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Bankrupt Luxury: aerial shots of vacant mansions

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 25 September 2013

These stunning aerial shots taken by Michael Light are a well-composed illustration of economic collapse. This is luxurious frivolity after it’s been put through the ringer of bankruptcy. Taken from his two-seater plane, Light shoots his images of abandoned dreams while simultaneously piloting his craft. With a focus on the environment and the many ways contemporary […]

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Huge discarded neon signs in Las Vegas

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Monday 31 December 2012

Located in the outskirts of Las Vegas is Reed Whipple Cultural Center, where The Neon Boneyard (also known as the Neon Museum) is hosted. Here, over 150 discarded signage and used marquees from the 1930s to the present day are preserved. How awesome is this?

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It’s Time: a wicked new music video by Imagine Dragons

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By Chad Little in Video on Wednesday 28 March 2012

Check out this awesome new music by Imagine Dragons from Las Vegas. This video showcases the raw talent of this band. I caught an awesome performance by them last week in Nashville on their way to their sold out showcase at SXSW. I cannot wait to see these guys again. Fresh and free, just like […]

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Alien-themed brothel coming soon in Nevada

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Sunday 8 January 2012

Dennis Hof, the pimp behind the Moonlite Bunny Ranch that was featured on the HBO series Cathouse, apparently is planning to open an alien-themed brothel to cash in on the Nevada Test Site northwest of Las Vegas. Just what this economy needs.

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24 Hours of Neon: a time-lapse filmed in Las Vegas

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 11 May 2011

This clever time-lapse work was filmed in Las Vegas by Philip Bloom, who wanted to ‘create a sense of colour and insanity that Las Vegas gives you. All from one view point. My balcony’. We think he more than succeeded.

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Mercon: a mermaid convention in Las Vegas

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By Lamia Larkin in New Events on Wednesday 13 April 2011

If you live in America, you really don’t need one more reason to get excited about summer. But I’ve got one for you anyway: Mercon, a mermaid convention and charity event that will be happening at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on August 12 and 13.

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eVaro 3-wheel electric vehicle

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By Katriane Hill in New Eco on Monday 16 November 2009

This year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas was home to several electric vehicles, yet the eVaro seems to have garnered the most attention, boasting zero carbon emissions for 90 per cent of the time spent on the road and an impressive mpg of 275.

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Robert Mars’ portrait of old Las Vegas

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 20 May 2008

This insightful and striking series of artwork by Robert Mars looks at an ‘old Las Vegas that is being replaced by corporate themed mega-casinos’.

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Punting on designs

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By Andy in Cool Travel on Tuesday 5 June 2007

An archaeologist at Stanford, Michael Shanks, has completed an interesting study of the ‘prodigious amount of thought’ given to the design and layout of a casino’s gambling floor, such as the pictured Las Vegas Venetian.

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